The Huffington Post's Laura Bassett appeared on Current TV's "Countdown with Keith Olbermann" on Tuesday to discuss Mississippi's Personhood amendment...
Conventional wisdom pushers and the Beltway chattering class have been scrambling to explain the crushing defeat Republicans suffered in last night's off-year election. To hear them spin it, Republicans lost because they "overreached." Ridiculous.
President Obama must be heartened and his GOP challengers concerned about the people's vetoes of extreme tea party corporate libertarian overreach in Ohio, Maine, Arizona, Mississippi, and Iowa.
In what has been described as "the most conservative state in the union", Mississippi voters last night defeated the anti-stem cell, anti-freedom, anti-woman nonsense known as the Personhood Amendment.
Why did those pushing "personhood" lose in arguably the most conservative state in the Union? Why did the opposing forces win a majority of the vote in Mississippi? Here are six reasons.
This week the citizens of Mississippi will vote whether to legally assign the status of "personhood" to any human egg that has been penetrated by a sperm. I hope that if Mississippi awards personhood to fertilized eggs, they will take this seriously.
If the State of Mississippi is ultimately trying to save lives with Initiative 26 and reduce its high teenage pregnancy rate -- one of the highest in America -- it should focus on prevention instead.
Every Friday, Sergio, our resident chancludo, will turn a critical eye on political shenanigans, and current issues and events with his chancla firmly in hand.
Anti-choice extremists never take their eye off the prize: making abortion illegal in the United States. Right now, they have their sights set on Mississippi.
Sadly, by granting equivalent legal rights to fertilized eggs, the personhood amendment may tip the scales and begin prioritizing the zygote over the post-born person.
While the warm water pro-lifers in the House worked to pass the "Let Women Die" act - that is, a bill allowing emergency room workers to opt out of pe...
Some of your secondary school students have read The Help and many more will have seen this summer's film adaptation. This creates a critical teachable moment for educators.
Shannon McNally could be like one of those characters in Treme, the critically acclaimed HBO series about New Orleans musicians surviving in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. She already knows the part by heart.
H.R. 2018 would mark an abrupt U-turn in the long journey we've taken to protect our waters and health. It would throw us back to a time when state fought state over the fate of this essential resource.
Across our country, parents everywhere are finding out that they have more in common with each other than they do with the defenders of the status quo.
The Supreme Court has given its seal of approval to one of Arizona's much maligned immigration laws. Is Congress even relevant on this issue anymore? ...